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There’s been a sudden spate of artistic repositioning since Sept. 11. Take the unfortunate Oakland, Calif., rap ensemble the Coup—whose cover for its scheduled Nov. 6 release, Party Music, hit suddenly inappropriate depths by depicting the World Trade Center towers exploding into flame. But not all repositioning is a hasty retreat. Psychedelic ’60s artistic mainstay Peter Max stumped for his new posters in D.C. last week—via press release—by proclaiming himself “America’s Most Patriotic Artist.” After observing that Max has painted for five American presidents, the press release also noted, “He is now looking forward to supporting President George W. Bush with his inspiring patriotic art.” —Richard Byrne